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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard (Map/Directions)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Horticulture Center.  We will be celebrating at each event.

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Sacramento County Master Gardeners at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center maintain water-efficient landscape demonstration gardens, fruit trees and bushes, a table grape vineyard, cane berries and blueberries, herbs, a vegetable garden, and a compost demonstration.  

Learn how to select, plant and care for edible and ornamental plants using University of California research-based, river-friendly practices.

We will show you how to grow the best vegetables and fruit, conserve water and energy, nurture plant health to reduce the need for synthetic chemicals, and discover University of California resources available to help you prevent and manage garden pests.

"Ask the Master Gardeners" Plant Clinics are held at all events. Bring your plant samples, pest mysteries and questions. We'll help!

Open Garden Days are the ideal time to walk through at your own pace. Bring your list of gardening questions and get one-on-one advice.

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Sorry, only service dogs are allowed in the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

2018 Gardening Events at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Free! Located outside–rain or shine.
Download the 2018 Events brochure (pdf).

January 20
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Workshop - Presentations: ♦ Prune: fruit trees, grapes, blueberries, cane berries and landscape trees ♦ Construct a worm bin  Ongoing ♦ Plant bare root fruit trees ♦ Citrus frost protection ♦ Prune Salvias ♦ Plan a herb garden and tend to winter herbs

February 17
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Late winter and early spring vegetables ♦ Herbs for cool seasons ♦ Prune: fruit trees, grapes, ornamental grasses and perennials ♦ Berry propagation ♦ Fruit tree grafting ♦ Composting

March 10
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Prepare raised beds for summer ♦ Manage grape pests and early season vine growth ♦ Fruit trees: summer prune, thin crops and fertilize ♦ Compost activities: turn, shift and harvest ♦ Prune herbs for better summer growth ♦ Select water-efficient landscape plants for seasonal bloom ♦ Sponsored by Kellogg Garden Products and G&B Organics

April 11
Wednesday
9 AM-Noon

Midweek Open Garden - Worm composting ♦ Plan for pollinators ♦ Berry bird netting ♦ Fruit trees: thin crops, summer prune ♦ Grow warm season vegetables ♦ Herb maintenance ♦ Thin grape vine shoots ♦ Sponsored by Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery

May 12
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Irrigation methods ♦ Grow warm season herbs ♦ Thin grape clusters ♦ Harvest blueberries ♦ Create a worm tower in raised beds ♦ Grow vegetables in straw bales ♦ Container gardening

June 16
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Harvest fruit tree crops ♦ Soil solarization ♦ Vegetable garden pest management ♦ Blueberry harvest ♦ Grow sunflowers ♦ Summer prune herbs

August 4
Saturday
8 AM-2 PM

Harvest Day
HARVEST DAY 2018
The biggest one-day educational gardening event in Sacramento with demonstrations, speakers, booths, vendors and much more.  Bring your questions, gather information and have fun!

Sept 8
Saturday
9 AM-Noon

Open Garden - Prune boysenberries ♦ Create a wildlife habitat ♦ Prepare the cool season vegetable garden ♦ Propagate herbs ♦ Late season irrigation ♦ End of season fruit tree and vineyard tasks ♦ Sponsored by Green Acres Nursery and Supply

October 10
Wednesday
9 AM-Noon

Midweek Open Garden - Fertilize and sulfur for berries ♦ Grow cool season vegetables and cover crops ♦ Harvest herbs ♦ Citrus frost protection ♦ Succulents ♦ Sponsored by Regional Water Authority

 

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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